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Online Caregiver Educational Workshop & Videos

Class Offerings & Descriptions

Pre-registration is required for workshops so that we can provide the Zoom link to attendees. Register on-line below or by calling (410) 222-4375 or (410) 222-4339.

  • Positive Approach to Care: Teepa's
  • GEMS Seeing More than Loss
    February 11, 2021
    7:00 pm (via Zoom)

    This workshop is an overview of the progressions/stages of dementia using GEMS states to highlight characteristics seen during each stage. Participants will discuss the value and importance of seeing people living with dementia as having retained abilities, value, and benefitting from the right support and care to optimize performance and quality of life. Caregivers will also learn strategies and techniques for supporting and caring for their loved one living with dementia as it relates to their GEM state. (Jennifer Jackson, Department of Aging & Disabilities)
  • Navigating Medical Care During a Crisis
    March 22, 2021
    7:00 pm (via Zoom)

    Transitions in care are extremely challenging for ill and aging individuals and their family caregivers. Each time your loved one transitions from one medical setting to another (e.g. from the primary care doctor to the Emergency Room or from the hospital to a nursing home/rehabilitation facility), there are significant opportunities for medical errors and miscommunication. In this workshop, Dr. Rochester will discuss key areas of concern and how to mitigate these risks by being a strong advocate. (Nicole Rochester, M.D.)
  • Making Health Care Decisions Before a Crisis: What Are They & Why Do They Matter
    April 13, 2021
    7:00 pm (via Zoom)

    Planning for future health care is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you. This presentation will help you understand the types of decisions that may need to be made and how to share your wishes with others. (Jessica Whittemore, LCSW-C, Chesapeake Supportive Care)
  • Legal and Financial Advance Planning
    May 6, 2021
    7:00 pm (via Zoom)

    It is normal to feel overwhelmed by the details of legal and financial planning but creating a plan for your future can be empowering and ensure your wishes are met. The sooner you establish your legal plans, the better prepared you and your family will be. (Elena S, Sallitto, J.D.)
  • Stop Asking How Their Day Was: Connecting More Meaningfully with People Who Have Dementia
    June 9, 2021
    7:00 pm (via Zoom)

    When someone has dementia, asking questions like, “how was your day, Mom?” is often counterproductive. Join us for this interactive program on what to say to someone you love who has dementia and how to establish and maintain more meaningful connections. This program is particularly helpful for those who are visiting their loved ones in senior living communities or at another person’s home. (Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP)


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Navigating Medical Care During a Crisis: Transitions in Care 


Coping with the Holidays



Respite Care - What is it and how do I get it?


Discover the Programs


Communicating Through Behaviors


Social Distancing Video

At home with a loved one with dementia and maintaining a routine with social distancing.

Dementia and Covid-19 Video

Quick tips for maintaining routine and connections during this time of social isolation.

Dementia: It's Not Just Memory Loss


Tips for Caregivers Video 

Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19: Caring for yourself while caring for others 


When You're Already A Worrier

Presented For Anne Arundel County Department of Aging Caregivers

Anyone needing accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at (410) 222-4339 or by email at [email protected] at least 7 days prior to this event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay

at 7-1-1.